Downcast

No longer have I any reason to feign this smile,
To fool the world with a grin, broken and hollow.
No longer have I any reason to dam my eyes,
To keep from drowning under darkening skies.

For there is no one to make honest this grin,
To make true the emotions sought within.
No, no one to protect me from this torrent,
To save me from this flood so abhorrent.

On these broken wings, I had hoped to soar,
On newfound thoughts of happiness, I did fall for.
But cruel reality brought me crashing down,
In the depths of despair, I fear I shall drown.